UK issues the first free EU ETS allowances to Aircraft Operators

Airplane Landing
Airplane Landing

The UK was the first country out of all the European Union Member States to start issuing its aviation allowances with the first free allowances allocation completed on Tuesday, 28 February 2012.

4,965,892 allowances (out of an anticipated total of 56,737,146 for 2012) were issued to three Aircraft Operators covered by the EU ETS (European Union Emissions Trading System) that had completed the registry account opening process and, therefore, were able to receive their allowances for 2012. Further Aircraft Operators are expected to be issued with free allowances, as soon as they have completed the registry account opening process.

Further announcements are expected as the UK continues to issue allowances to those Aircraft Operators that open their registry accounts.

Further information on the EU ETS for Aircraft Operators can be found at

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